Under the new label Portkey Games, Warner. Bros Interactive Entertainment have revealed that they're planning to release new "Harry Potter" games for mobile and console. The new games are said to be player-orientated, meaning that they're going to be based around the player as a witch or wizard in the HP universe, rather than following Harry Potter as the protagonist, as all other titles have done up to this point in time.

Portkey Games

Portkey Games is so named because Portkeys transport wizards from place to place, and that is the aim of the games.

Portkey Games is hoping to give fans a new experience by being transported into the wizarding world in new and exciting ways. In these new games, players of the games are going to be placed at the centre of their own adventure. The games are going to vary from mobile to console, and will feature new characters. Though, it has been revealed that these games could also showcase familiar characters "at different points in their lives."

Wizards Unite

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" is currently the only one of the new games to be announced. Brought to you by Niantic and WB Games San Francisco, this game will use the latest in augmented reality technology on smartphones, so a player can view the world as though they were seeing it in the HP universe, rather than what our muggle eyes can see.

Players will be able to learn spells, and explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover and fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.

Niantic is the team behind "Pokémon GO", a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed for iOS and Android. Using the teaser information from the new game's announcement, we can guess that "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" may very well use a similar platform to "Pokémon GO." Although "Pokémon GO" has had issues in the past, we're hoping that "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" won't experience the same bugs.

Though, even if it does, Niantic are a capable team, and we've had several updates for "Pokémon GO" since its release. There will also be console games, though no titles or platforms have been announced yet, in case, for some reason, a mobile AR "Harry Potter" app isn't something you're interested in, or can play.

Release date?

Nothing has been announced regarding a release date yet, but it looks like Portkey Games are gearing up for more announcements soon, and you can keep up-to-date with them on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their dedicated website for "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite." Pottermore also has news updates, and as soon as this writer is aware of new information, you will be, too. Stay tuned.